Author: Kerry Egan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594634815

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--
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The National Past in Contemporary Britain

Author: Patrick Wright

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580090

Category: History

Page: 320

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The hulk of Henry VIII's flagship is raised from the seabed in an operation that captures the mind of the nation. The leader of the Labour party wears an informal coat at the Cenotaph and provokes a national scandal. An elderly lady whose ancient house is scheduled for demolition dismantles it, piece by piece, and moves it across the country... On Living in an Old Country probes such apparently fleeting and disconnected events in order to reveal how history lives on, not just in the specialist knowledge of historians, archaeologists and curators, but as a tangible presence permeating everyday life and shaping our sense of identity. It investigates the rise of 'heritage' as expressed in literature, advertising, and political rhetoric as well as in popular television dramas, conservation campaigns, and urban development schemes. It explores the relations between the idea of an imperilled national identity and the transformation of British society introduced by Margaret Thatcher. This is the book that put 'heritage' on the map, opening one of the defining cultural and political debates of our time, and showing why conservation is a subject of such broad significance in contemporary Britain. This new edition includes an extensive new preface and interview material reflecting on the ongoing debate about the heritage industry which the book helped to kick-start.
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Making the Difficult But Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up

Author: Chris Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173979

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 256

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Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to bestselling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned through his journey. Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential reading for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.
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On Living, Dying, and Having It All

Author: Jenifer Estess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439100301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Jenifer Estess is a woman on the verge: She's about to launch her own company; she's looking buff and dating vigorously; she's driving in the fast lane -- with the top down. At the age of thirty-five, Jenifer dreams of falling in love and starting a family. Then she notices muscle twitches in her legs. Walking down a city block feels exhausting. At first, doctors write off Jenifer's symptoms to stress, but she is quickly diagnosed with ALS, a fatal brain disease that is absolutely untreatable. Max out your credit cards and see Paris, suggests one doctor. Instead of preparing to die, Jenifer gets busy. She dreams deeper, works harder, and loves endlessly. For Jenifer, being fatally ill is not about letting go. It's about holding on and reaching -- for family, friends, goals. Jenifer's girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith -- nothing will ever break us apart -- guides them as Jenifer faces down one of the most devastating illnesses known to humankind. That same enduring pact inspires the creation of Project A.L.S., a movement started by the sisters that changes the way science and medicine approach research for ALS and the related diseases Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and which has already raised more than $18 million. Will Project A.L.S. help scientists discover medicine in time for her? Jenifer answers these questions and others in this beautifully written and wholly inspiring memoir that celebrates a life fuelled by memory. Tales from the Bed forces us to reconsider society's notion of "having it all," and illustrates, more than anything, the importance of endurance, hope, and, most of all, love.
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Author: Kerry Egan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594634823

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 8085

"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--
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Author: Cicero

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718194012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.
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Author: Daniel Bertaux,Anna Rotkirch,Paul Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134391471

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 545

For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and western researchers. This book is a fascinating collection of life stories and family history interview material collected by the editors and two Russian groups of interviewers.
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Essays on Living with the Past

Author: Michael S. Roth

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231521618

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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In these essays, Michael S. Roth uses psychoanalysis to build a richer understanding of history, and then takes a more expansive conception of history to decode the cultural construction of memory. He first examines the development in nineteenth-century France of medical criteria for diagnosing memory disorders, which signal fundamental changes in the understanding of present and past. He next explores links between historical consciousness and issues relating to the psyche, including trauma and repression and hypnosis and therapy. Roth turns to the work of postmodern theorists in connection with the philosophy of history and then examines photography's capacity to capture traces of the past. He considers how we strive to be faithful to the past even when we don't care about getting it right or using it productively. Roth concludes with essays defending pragmatic and reflexive liberal education. Drawing on his experiences as a teacher and academic leader, he speaks of living with the past without being dominated by it.
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Second Series

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation America via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1934989118

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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In this series of commentaries J. Krishnamurti, one of the great thinkers of our time, touches upon many human problems—our hopes, our fears, our illusions, our beliefs, our prejudices—and in the simplest language seems to pierce to their roots. “The sheer simplicity is breathtaking. The reader is given, in one paragraph, often in one sentence, enough to keep him exploring, questioning, thinking for days.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “The insight, spiritual and poetic, of these commentaries is as simply expressed as it is searching in its demand.” –Times Literary Supplement (London). “Krishnamurti is no other than he seems, a free man, one of the first quality, growing older as diamonds do but the gem-like flame not dating, and alive in these Commentaries. It is a treasure.” –Francis Hacket, The New Republic. J. Krishnamurti was born in South India and educated in England. Hailed by many from early youth as a spiritual teacher, he rejected adulation and leadership in order to encourage spiritual freedom and understanding. He devoted his life to speaking and counseling, traveling in the U.S.A., Europe, India and other parts of the world, addressing thousands of people, always pointing the way to individual discovery of truth. These Commentaries on Living are published in three volumes: First, Second, and Third Series.
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Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage

Author: Allison Fallon

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080248509X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Carrying baggage you don't need? When I was in college, I figured my life would come together around graduation. I’d meet a guy, have a beautiful wedding, and we'd buy a nice little house—not necessarily with a picket fence, but with whatever kind of fence we wanted. Whatever we decided, I would be happy. When I got out of college and my life didn’t look like that, I floundered, trying to get the life I had always dreamed of through career, travel, and relationships. But none of them satisfied me as I hoped. Like many twentysomethings, I tried to discover the life of my dreams, but instead I just kept accumulating baggage—school loans, electronics I couldn’t afford, hurt from broken relationships, and unmet expectations for what life was “supposed to be” like. Just when I had given up all hope of finding the “life I’d always dreamed about,” I decided to take a trip to all fifty states . . . because when you go on a trip, you can’t take your baggage. What I found was that “packing light” wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. This is the story of my trip and learning to live life with less baggage.
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On Living and Meaning

Author: Robert C. Baron,Thomas Locker

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 46

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A parable tells of a writer and a landscape painter, driven by personal experiences of near-death and loss, who explore the Catskill Mountains and experience nature through their mediums in an attempt to discover the meaning of life.
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30 Years in a Spiritual Community : Interviews with Members of Ananda Village

Author: Sara Cryer

Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers

ISBN: 9781565890985

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Invites you to enter the lives of the people who helped to shape the evolution of one of America's foremost spiritual communities. Filled with accounts of the hardships and triumphs of the early days, as well as the clarity, humor, and humility developed in their dedication to living the teachings of yoga.
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Essays on Living

Author: Asuncion David Maramba

Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Incorporated via PublishDrive

ISBN: 9712729109

Category: Education

Page: 363

View: 5837

A collection of essays as testament to a teacher’s many-sided engagement with the world. Every page is filled with wisdom and awe for the things we take for granted.
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The Essential Tibetan Book of the Dead

Author: Graham Coleman,Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152435

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A distillation of the acclaimed English translation of a revered Tibetan classic The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature. In Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking?s acclaimed unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience: What is death? How can we help those who are dying? And how can we come to terms with bereavement? New to this edition are Coleman?s introduction and his brilliant and incisive essays, which preface each chapter and provide the seeker entrée to these ancient insights. With introductory commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a highly praised translation by Gyurme Dorje, this succinct but authoritative volume will convey the profundity of the original to those hungry for a better understanding of this life and the next.
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Author: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.

ISBN: 9781596750036

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 166

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"On Living and Dying" reveals that the fear of death is not rooted in physical pain or in leaving loved ones, but in the fear that some essential part of what we are will not continue. Krishnamurti explains that to comprehend death, which is so inseparably joined with life, we must come to it with a fresh understanding, free of learned attitude and preconceptions. "On Living and Dying" is a thematic selection from the seminars over Krishnamurti's entire lifetime, drawing on talks from Bombay to Amsterdam and London to Seattle, progressing from the early thirties until the later seventies.
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Laboratory animals

Page: 38

View: 9950

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Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer, and Healthier from America's Favorite Medical Examiner

Author: Jan Garavaglia, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307410290

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound insight into the choices we make each day. In How Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies, then shows us how to use that information to live better and smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise choices so that we don’t have to see her, or someone like her, for a good, long time. • In “Highway to the Morgue,” we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can prevent deadly accidents—and the reason you should never drive with the windows half open • “Code Blue” teaches us how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital alive—and how to insist that everyone caring for you practice the easiest hygiene method around • “Everyday Dangers” informs us why neat freaks live longer—and the best ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning storm Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a healthier, better, longer life—and unlike many doctors’ orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow. From the Hardcover edition.
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Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening

Author: Daniel Gottlieb

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768729

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

View: 3877

Draws on the author's perspective as a quadriplegic to share his insights into what it means to be human, including what divides and unites us, the challenges confronting the disabled, and issues of injustice in the modern world.
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